ICS conducted a facilities operations and space utilization study for Rockford Area Schools. The intent of the study was to look at the three buildings in the district in light of facility and program needs, space utilization and operating costs, and to develop facility options to effectively meet the needs with cost efficient building configurations. ICS’ process included data gathering, administrative meetings, educational programs, needs analysis and facility tours.
ICS also took part in district-wide community meetings that provided the community with early information on the planning process in order to gain feedback/input from district stakeholders on their thoughts and reactions.
The work by ICS included analyzing facility and program needs and proposing financially feasible options. The process included working with an administrative leadership team and check-in updates with the board.
ICS was responsible for the management of a $27M bond referendum project that resulted from diligent planning and pre-referendum efforts led by ICS. Included in the scope of work were improvements across the district: multi-purpose auditorium facility, additional office spaces, renovations to existing kitchen facilities, relocation and upgrade of mechanical systems, and new DDC controls.